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Teacher Tribute: Stephanie Humble at Martinez Elementary earns honor

By Mari Cockerell, mcockerell@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 22 2013 11:35:42 AM CDT
Teacher Tribute

ABILENE, Texas -

This time of year is what you could call crunch time inside classes like Stephanie Humble's. This time next month, students will be hunkered down taking the STAAR test – or the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness.

But Humble and her kids aren't letting the stress get them.

"It's a great time of year because you get to see how hard they've been working, how hard you've been working, you get to see all of that pay off," Humble said.

Humble and her students are practicing math questions for the test. As they work through the division and multiplication two things become clear: how confident the kids are in their skills and that Humble has a managed to develop a fun, playful, yet respectful relationship with her kids.

She said being on a new campus helped everyone start off on the right foot.

"I wasn't the only one that moved, everybody moved, so we're all coming into a different position, from different places," Humble said.

At the end of the day, Humble said it's the kids that keep her going.

"No matter what happens, no matter how hard of a day it may be, or how great, it's all worth it in the end to see their progress and to know at the end of the day, they love you regardless," Humble said.